Wondering how to keep rose petals fresh for your wedding day? Or where to buy them? Or how to store them? Or what the difference is between fresh rose petals and freeze-dried rose petals?
Many brides incorporate rose petals into their wedding. Here, we’ve rounded up answers to the most common questions we get about using rose petals for weddings. Read on to learn everything you need to know about using, storing and buying rose petals for weddings.
When are rose petals available?
Rose petals are available year-round.
How do I buy rose petals?
Florists sell rose petals by the gallon. Online retailers sell rose petals by petal count (for example, 6,000 rose petals; 12,000 rose petals, etc.) Whoever you buy from, inquire whether the roses are fresh. FiftyFlowers’ fresh rose petals for example, always come from fragrant, full-bloom Ecuadorian roses, ensuring the petals are high-quality and vibrant.
How much are fresh rose petals?
When you buy rose petals from a florist, they can get pricey. Buying wholesale rose petals is a great way to go. Our rose petal packages, for example, start at $59.99.
What color rose petals are used in weddings?
Just about any color you can imagine, including:
- Creamy white
- Light pink
- Hot pink
- Salmon Pink
- Terracotta Brown
When should I order rose petals for my wedding or event?
Order your rose petals at least two weeks before your wedding, and have them delivered 1-2 days before the event.
How to Keep Rose Petals Fresh
Fresh rose petals should be kept in a bag to preserve the humidity. Do not decorate with rose petals until no more than 2 hours before your reception. If you are planning to use the rose petals outside, please note that they may not last 8 hours if sunny.
How do I store fresh rose petals prior to the event?
To keep rose petals fresh, keep them in your refrigerator at a moderate temperature — about 37 degrees Fahrenheit. If it’s too cold in your fridge, the rose petals will freeze and become discolored. Make sure the petals are away from any fruit and vegetables.
How can I use rose petals in my wedding or event?
There are so many ways to use rose petals, including making an aisle runner, decorating your cake, creating toss cones and so much more. Check out our guide to using rose petals in your wedding and discover 15 unique ways to incorporate them. This is the easiest part, all you have to do is sprinkle rose petals where you want to use them. It is that easy!
What are freeze-dried rose petals?
Freeze-dried petals are in fact real petals and no, they’re not actually frozen. Don’t let the name fool you! The word “freeze” in freeze-dried petals refers to the drying method. The drying method removes the moisture and preserves the petals at their peak. Dried petals and fresh petals look very similar, however, the dried petals are a little more delicate.
Why use freeze-dried rose petals?
One of the biggest benefits of freeze-dried petals is that they can be reused throughout the year if they’re cared for properly. Keep in mind, over time their vibrancy may start to fade. Dried rose petals are also biodegradable, which makes them perfect for an outdoor ceremony. We have a large selection of freeze-dried rose petals to pick from as well as fun and unique color combinations. Other than Roses, we also carry Hydrangea petals too, which can be ordered for delivery well before your event.
How do I care for freeze-dried rose petals?
Store freeze-dried rose petals in a dark, cool place. Note: unlike fresh rose petals, freeze-dried petals do not need to be refrigerated.